“Compact REtrofit Advanced Thermal Energy storage - An economically affordable, compact and loss-free heat battery for existing buildings.
Post date: 28 Jul 2017
The Horizon 2020 funded DREEAM project (Demonstrating an integrated Renovation approach for Energy Efficiency At the Multi-building scale) aims to show that renovating at a larger scale opens the opportunity for a better integration of renewable energy and is generally more cost effective. The project demonstrates a multi-building and single owner renovation approach that can achieve a 75% reduction of total energy demand.
Post date: 14 Jul 2017
TILOS project (Technology Innovation for the Local Scale, Optimum Integration of Battery Energy Storage), which belongs to INEA's Horizon 2020 energy portfolio, celebrated success yesterday at the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW).
It's been named the best energy island project as well as the citizens' choice, winning two EU Sustainable Energy Awards. The prizes recognise outstanding innovation in energy efficiency and renewables.
Post date: 26 Jun 2017
The EU funded AMBASSADOR project (Autonomous Management System Developed for Building and District Levels) goal was to study, develop and experiment with systems and tools aimed at optimising the energy usage in the perimeter of a district by managing the energy flows, predicting and mastering energy consumption and energy production.
Along this line, the main objectives of the project were to:
Post date: 21 Jun 2017
Two new salthydrate-based phase change materials (PCM) suitable as storage material in chilled ceilings and centralised cold storage systems were developed within the framework of the project PC-Cools_V, The newly developed PCM store cooling energy with a high energy density and at the temperature level needed for air conditioning enabling the required cooling to be provided very efficiently.
Post date: 28 Apr 2017
hybridGEOTABS first newsletter contains a short introduction to the technology and objectives of this Horizon 2020 research project. It also gives a summary of progress as shared at the recent project meeting in Finland; in particular, the chosen demo buildings and technical developments.
Post date: 24 Mar 2017
hybridGEOTABS first newsletter contains a short introduction to the technology and objectives of the research project. It also gives a summary of progress as shared at the recent project meeting in Finland, in particular, the chosen demo buildings and technical developments.
Post date: 21 Mar 2017
Geothermal energy is limitless, ubiquitous and free at the point of use. When combined with the very high energy efficiency of TABS and application range of hybrid systems, it offers huge potential to meet heating and cooling needs in Europe, and reduce CO2 emissions.
Post date: 17 Mar 2017
The free HVAC design tool “TABSDesign” is a computational aid for the sizing and control of thermally activated building systems (TABS). It supports and executes HVAC design of TABS through the unknown-but-bounded (UBB) planning process described in the "TABS Control" manual.
How it works
Post date: 17 Mar 2017
GEOTABS is an acronym for the combination of geothermal heat pumps with thermally activated building systems (TABS). It is an innovative clean technology for energy efficient and healthy buildings which has several advantages; the radiant heating and cooling system has already proven to be one of the most comfortable ways to condition indoor spaces, especially multi-storey offices.
Post date: 15 Mar 2017